Stano Receives Two State Awards

Stano Landscaping, Inc. announced that it received a Gold Award for the Wisconsin Club landscape renovation project from the 2011 Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association judging committee. In addition, Stano was honored with the Judge’s Choice award for the same project.

Mid-Am Show Successful

More than 7,100 green industry professionals gathered in Chicago, Ill., to attend the 2011 Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show at Navy Pier. The three-day event featured exhibits from 300 industry companies, filling 56,600 square feet of space. Mid-Am drew attendees from 42 states and Canada, and the Student Career Center registered nearly 380 students from 23 colleges and universities from around the Midwest.

TechniSoil and Dimex Announce Pact

TechniSoil North America LLC and Dimex LLC reached an agreement to cooperate in the manufacturing and distribution of liquid stabilizer products for aggregate pathways and interlocking concrete pavement joint applications. TechniSoil develops and manufactures polymers, including nanopolymer materials specific for aggregates. Dimex is celebrating its 20th year of manufacturing extruded profiles in the form of landscape edging, edge restraint systems and tree care products. Dimex will tap its well-established distributor and dealer networks for sales of co-branded TechniSoil/Dimex products throughout North America.

Michalski Joins Allmand

Allmand Bros., Inc. has appointed Bill Michalski to the position of central district sales manager. He will coordinate Allmand sales in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. Prior to joining Allmand, Michalski spent the last 15 years working in the golf course construction industry. He holds a degree in landscape design & management from Alfred State College.

Rain Bird Announces Call for Entries

Rain Bird’s 2011 Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition is now accepting entries from amateur and experienced filmmakers who want to raise awareness of the need for effective, efficient and responsible water use. A judging panel of film and water experts will review films submitted via the competition’s website, Finalists will win a trip to Los Angeles, where they will be guests at a formal screening event hosted by wildlife expert Jack Hanna. Following the screening, two winners will be announced and awarded cash prizes of $6,000 for the Jury Award and $3,000 for the Audience Choice Award. The deadline for submission is August 1.

From left, John Biesterfeld, Green Thumb CEO; David Croyle with his daughter, Kaylee; and John Franke, PACE territory manager.

Wright Honored, Awards Mower to Croyle

Wright Mfg., Frederick, Md., was recognized as Member Company of the Year by the Maryland World Class Consortium. The annual award is presented to the member company that has embraced lean manufacturing and exemplified excellence in lean implementation and transformation.

David Croyle, owner of DKC Services in Coconut Grove, Fla., won a new Wright Stander mower in an online sweepstakes. John Franke, territory manager for PACE, arranged for Croyle to take delivery of the mower at Green Thumb Lawn & Garden Center in Coral Springs, Fla.